CSK beat Mumbai Indians to lift maiden IPL trophy: The second-most successful IPL franchise had won their maiden title exactly a decade ago.
On this day in 2010, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 22 runs to lift their maiden Indian Premier League trophy at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.
Second most-successful IPL franchise with three titles to their name, Super Kings registered triumph on the back of vice-captain Suresh Raina’s attacking half-century followed by a disciplined bowling performance.
After Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat, his team scored 168/5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the eighth over, Raina scored his ninth IPL half-century, 57* (35), with the help of three fours and three sixes to aid Chennai’s case.
With bowling figures of 4-0-23-2, Mumbai Indians pacer Dilhara Fernando was the pick of their bowlers. Other than him, Zaheer Khan and Kieron Pollard picked a wicket apiece.
Super Kings seamer Doug Bollinger made early inroads into Mumbai’s batting lineup by dismissing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (0) in the second over. MI captain Sachin Tendulkar (48) and all-rounder Abhishek Nayar (27) did stitch a 66-run partnership for the second wicket but their scoring rate made things tougher for the others.
Chasing in excess of 10 runs per over in the second half of their innings saw Indians lose wickets at regular intervals. Having scored 27 (10) with the help of three fours and two sixes after coming in to bat at No. 8, MI all-rounder Kieron Pollard did provide some hope but it didn’t last long as his CSK counterpart in Albie Morkel dismissed him in the penultimate over.
Contribution from each of the six bowlers restricted Mumbai to 146/9 in 20 overs. Raina, who picked a wicket and grabbed an outstanding catch in addition to his half-century, was declared the ‘Man of the Match’.
CSK beat Mumbai Indians to lift maiden IPL trophy
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